Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Time

Christmas Time
© Rolland G. Smith

Christmas time surprises as it
Jumps out from the cold
To warm the late December days with
Frankincense and gold,
It heralds in with music in the silent of
The night,
And when it wakes the child within, my
Memories are all bright.
Happy thoughts are set to play this darkest
Time of light
And brighten up the shortened days with
Friends who reunite.
Chums of old and pals of new, all wishing
Christmas cheer,
With cedar sparks from glowing logs to
Warm the midnight clear.
It’s wrapping hearts in holly green and
Rudolph red with bow
And standing ’neath a berried sprig of
Kissing mistletoe.
Dancing dreams of sugarplums and
Minted candy cane
Bring visions of a Christmas tree and a
Circling tooting train.
There’s spruce to cut and wreaths to make
In circles and in sprays
That decorates the doors and hearths on
Merry Noel days.
There are lights to string, and wood to
Bring, and ornaments to make
For packages beneath the tree, as snow
Begins to flake.
I hearken as the angels sing, with distant
Family near,
And I love to hear a child say the names
Of eight reindeer.
Patina thoughts of Christmas past and
Shiny ones of new
Remind me of the Magi three and a child
Named Jesu.
There’s jingle bells and icicles and
Packages to tie
With ribbons tight and wrappings bright,
Of sleighs up in the sky.
There’s hugs galore and candy more and
Kids with favorite toys
And shirts and socks and building blocks
For little girls and boys.
There are cards and calls and carols,
And candles fill the room,
And tins of sugar cookies shine by red
Poinsettia bloom.
Christmas time indeed surprises in a
Special wondrous way;
In winter and forever, it’s my favorite

1 comment:

Topher08 said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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